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Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

1. Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

Unlock the city of Lisbon with the flexible Lisbon Card. Enjoy unlimited travel on city transport, and free admission to 39 museums, historic buildings, and more. Benefit from discounts at a vast range of attractions, vouchers for different shops, and a handy guide that explains how to use the card. After exchanging your GetYourGuide voucher for the magnetic card, the Lisbon Card immediately provides 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour access to the public transport system. Eligible on the Carris metro, buses, trams, and cable railways, it also works on CP trains between Cais do Sodré and Cascais, and trains between Oriente, Rossio, and Sintra.   Skip the lines to enter Jerónimos Monastery, and climb the Belem Tower. Enjoy free access to the National Tile Museum, the National Coach Museum, and others. Admire stunning palaces, including the Mafra National Palace and the Ajuda National Palace. Ride the famous Santa Justa Lift, and much more—all with one card. The Libson Card provides free entry to the following attractions: • Jerónimos Monastery / Monasterio de los Jerónimos• Pilar7 Bridge Experience / Experiencia Pilar 7 • LISBOA Story Centre• National Tile Museum / Museo Nacional del Azulejo   • National Coach Museum / Museo Nacional de Carruajes  • National Ancient Art Museum / Museo Nacional de Arte Antigua• Sintra Mitos e Lendas• Santa Justa Elevator / Ascensor de Santa Justa• Mafra National Palace / Palacio Nacional de Mafra• CARRIS• METRO• CP-Comboios de Portugal• FERTAGUS• National Pantheon / Panteón Nacional• Ajuda National Palace / Palacio Nacional de Ajuda• Chiado Museum - National Museum of Contemporary Art / Museo del Chiado Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporânea• National Ethnology Museum / Museo Nacional de Etnología      • National Costume Museum / Museo Nacional del Traje     • National Museum of Theatre and Dance / Museo Nacional del Teatro y de Danza  • National Archaeology Museum / Museo Nacional de Arqueología• National Music Museum Music / Museo Nacional de la Música• Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves Museum-Residence / Casa-Museo Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves• Republican National Guard Museum / Museo de la Guardia Nacional Republicana• Ceramics Museum - Sacavém / Museo de la Cerámica - Sacavém• Air Museum / Museo del Aire• Batalha Monastery / Monasterio de Batalha • Alcobaça Monastery / Monasterio de Alcobaça• Tomar Convent of Christ / Convento de Cristo - Tomar• Museum of Neo Realism - Vila Franca de Xira / Museo del Neo Realismo - Vila Franca de Xira• Museum of the work Michel Giacometti / Museo del Trabajo Michel Giacometti• Casa da Cerca - Museum of Contemporary Art - Almada / Casa da Cerca - Museu de Arte Contemporanea - Almada• Chapel of the Holy Spirit of the Mareantes - Sesimbra / Capilla del Espíritu Santo de los Mareantes - Sesimbra• Museum of Setúbal - Municipal Gallery / Museo de Setúbal - Galería Municipal• Rua Augusta Arch / Arco da Rua Augusta• Greenhouse / Invernadero Frío• Maritime Museum of Sesimbra / Museo Marítimo de Sesimbra• Museum Tesouro Real• CIRES – Roaz Interpretive Center of the Sado Estuary / CIRES - Centro Interpretativo del Roaz del Estuario del Sado

From Lisbon: Sintra Tour with Queluz Palace Entrance

2. From Lisbon: Sintra Tour with Queluz Palace Entrance

Explore the fantastic Palace of Queluz, built in the 18th Century, the official royal residence of King D. Pedro IV of Portugal. Visit the historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the picturesque streets, the Sintra National Palace, the fountains, the churches, chapels, and shrines.  Climb to the Moorish Castle where the construction of the first sections of its wall dates from the 8th and 9th centuries. From the castle, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the whole region. Next, stop at the Pena Palace where you can admire a mix of architectural styles in the interior as well as in the exterior. Make sure to have your camera ready to capture the fantastic landscape surrounding the Palace. Discover the most westerly point of continental Europe and marvel at the fantastic view of the sea from the clifftops. Gaze at the beaches and the beautiful towns of Estoril and Cascais. Enjoy a tasting of the best regional wines at Colares in the cellars of Adega regional de Colares. On the way back, have the chance to enjoy this unique beach with its famous dunes. Finally, visit the charming town of Cascais, a former fishing village now filled with boutiques, restaurants, hotels, beaches, and more.

Sintra: Half Day Jeep Safari

3. Sintra: Half Day Jeep Safari

Begin the tour with a complimentary pick-up from your hotel on the Estoril Coast and climb into a 4x4 Jeep. Listen to a quick briefing of what to expect from your half-day tour, then set off on the adventure. Select the private option for an even more personalized experience.  First, drive to the Sintra Mountain to enjoy breathtaking views of the coastline and the Atlantic Ocean. Get to know the interior of Sintra Forest as you hike along unique trails. Then, stop at the westernmost point of continental Europe, Cabo da Roca. Make a final stop to see the emblematic Peninha Sanctuary.  Finally, enjoy some free time to explore the historical city center of Sintra at your own pace. End the journey with return transport back to your hotel.

From Lisbon: Sintra Half-Day Guided Tour

4. From Lisbon: Sintra Half-Day Guided Tour

Meet your local guide by the Camões Monument in Largo de Camões and take a train to Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Romanticist architecture of this medieval town gives it a fairy tale atmosphere. See the Royal Palace and other highlights in this gorgeous seaside town. Stop and have a drink at the Moorish Fountain, an elaborately decorated fountain featuring Arab arches and beautiful tile work. Visit the Sintra National Palace, the best-preserved medieval royal residence in Portugal. See the palace’s beautiful rooms as they were when the Portuguese royalty lived there. Admire their ornate decoration and exquisite tile work. Enter the Regaleria Park and explore its lakes, wells, hidden tunnels and ruins. See the colorful interior of the São Martinho Church. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Atlantic from the church square. Taste a traditional Sintra pastry.

Belém & Sintra Full-Day Tour

5. Belém & Sintra Full-Day Tour

Your tour will start in Lisbon where you will get the chance to explore two impressive sites: Sé Cathedral of Lisbon and the viewpoint of Nossa Senhora do Monte. Next, take the opportunity to pass by the São Vicente Monastery, the National Pantheon and the Commerce Square, before heading to Belém where you will be taken by your guide on a journey of discovery. In Belém, enjoy visiting the Jerónimos Monastery (ticket not included) and try out the most famous pastry in Portugal called Pastel de Nata (not included) from Belém! After having lunch in Belém you'll visit the small village of Sintra, often considered the most outstanding place in Portugal. Enjoy some time in the historical center afterward before you ascend the mountains through the Natural Park of Sintra and finish the tour with a trip to the Palace and Park of Pena (ticket included). Your guide will drop you off at the entrance of the Park with time to explore on your own. 

From Lisbon: Fátima and Sintra Private Tour

6. From Lisbon: Fátima and Sintra Private Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation and meet your driver/guide for the day. Travel by air-conditioned minivan or sedan north Lisbon to the town of Fátima. Upon arrival in Fátima, visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima and see the Apparition Chapel, Our Lady of the Rosary Basilica, and the Holy Trinity Basilica. Learn about the Marian Apparitions to 3 local children in 1917 and 1918 with your expert guide. Head to nearby Valinhos and see the houses where the 3 children were born. Enjoy the serenity of this tranquil location surrounded by scenic rolling hills. Travel southwest to the village of Sintra and enjoy some free time to explore the charming streets. Take a break for lunch in one of the cafés in the village. Afterward, visit the stately Pena Palace which is situated on a hill overlooking Sintra. Learn about the history of the palace, and enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding area, before returning to Lisbon.

Lisbon: Half-Day Small Group Tour

7. Lisbon: Half-Day Small Group Tour

Discover the beautiful city of Lisbon on the small-group tour that will show off the city's century-old history along with its thriving youthful vibe. With your guide, first head to the the Belém District, where the Portuguese navigators set sail in search of the New World. There, visit Saint Jerome’s Monastery and the Tower of Belém, which are both classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and stop at the Monument of the Discoveries where you can see the World Map of the Discoveries. Next visit Sintra, which leaves most visitors with a feeling of mystical enchantment. With its magical palaces, forests, Moorish castle, and city center, you'll feel like you're in a page from a fairytale. Afterward, visit the National Pena Palace, a marvelous palace from the 19th century that is also one of the most important examples of Portuguese architecture from the Romantic period. After lunch, drive through the natural wonders of Sintra Natural Park and pass by several impressive palaces until you stop at the Roca Cape cliffs, the westernmost point of Continental Europe. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, stopping at Guincho Beach, a surfer’s paradise. Afterward, pass by Boca do Inferno. Finally, enjoy a leisurely walk along the bay in the glamorous town of Cascais. Drive along the coast to Lisbon passing by Estoril and the casino.

Lisbon: 3-Day Private Tour

8. Lisbon: 3-Day Private Tour

Day 1: On the first day of your private adventure, discover many of the historic sights that Lisbon - Portugal's capital city has to offer. First, see Saint George's Castle, one of the few vestiges of Arabic culture in the city. Admire the building which has witnessed multiple reconstructions since Roman times and is today one of the most visited monuments in the country. Then, head over to Alfama, the oldest quarter in Lisbon. Discover the small alleyways of the Medina which acted as the perfect defensive system during the 8th to 12th century. Continue into Lisbon's downtown Baixa neighborhood and learn about the terrible earthquake of 1755 which influenced Portuguese history and architecture forever.  Finally, explore the Belem or Bethlehem district to the west of central Lisbon. Marvel at how this area combines historic monuments, fascinating museums, and attractive gardens, all of which line the cooling waters of the Tejo Estuary. See the place where the shipyards and harbors used to be from where Portuguese explorers in the 15th-century set out to discover sea routes to India, Africa, and Brazil. Day 2: On the second day, visit the enchanting small village of Sintra which boasts a great concentration of historic palaces and interesting monuments. Your guide will give you information about all of the attractions you can visit and the choice is yours for what you would like to see. Then, head to Cabo de Roca - the most western point in Europe. Marvel at 165-meter-high Lighthouse which dates back to 1772. After this, continue to the beach town of Cascais, known for its picturesque streets and fishing village charm. Stop at one of the many restaurants serving fresh seafood. Return to Lisbon taking the coast road with stunning panoramas of the sea and Estoril. The town is known for its famous casino which boasts the largest gambling room in Europe and was made famous by Ian Fleming's Jame Bond novel 'Casino Royal'. Day 3: On the final day of your tour, set off to explore the Sanctuary of Fatima. Here, find various chapels including the Chapel of the Apparitions and have the option to attend a Mass. Visit the Monastery of Batalha another important landmark in the history of Portugal. Next, continue on to the scenic village of Nazare which has an intense past that is best portrayed in its architectural heritage. Admire the many picturesque churches and traditional houses. Lastly, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Obidos. Step back in time, as you walk through the beautiful and narrow streets full of traditional shops, and white painted old houses. Return to Lisbon where your 3-day experience concludes.

Lisbon: Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Private Tour

9. Lisbon: Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Private Tour

Fátima, a city in central Portugal, 130 km from Lisbon, and one of the most important places of worship for Catholics, with around 5 million visitors every year. After the visit to the Sanctuary of Fátima, from which the Chapel of Apparitions, where Our Lady appeared to the three shepherds in 1917 Nazare for a fresh fish and seafood lunch. This fishing village was one of the first points of international tourist interest in Portugal, during the last century. Currently, it is known worldwide for its giant waves and surf records. Óbidos, a romantic medieval village, famous for its winding streets, whitewashed houses covered with flowers, vases and tiles - all within the walls of a magnificent 12th century castle.

From Lisbon: Half-Day Private Tesla Tour to Sintra

10. From Lisbon: Half-Day Private Tesla Tour to Sintra

Following pickup from Lisbon, begin by visiting the 18th-century National Palace of Queluz and its beautiful gardens. Following that, embark towards the village of Sintra. There you can enjoy a magical atmosphere as you walk around the historical center and discover the Sintra National Palace. Whilst in the village, take the time to try the famous pastries: Queijadas of Sintra and Travesseiros. Climbing among the mystical forests of Sintra, reach the top of the hill to discover the 19th-century Pena Palace. The palace is well adorned with the best pieces of decoration that the royal family left there. Throughout your 4-hour tour from Lisbon to Sintra your independence and autonomy are guaranteed. If you wish to change your route and take an alternative road, simply tell your accommodating driver. Your entire experience is conducted aboard a fantastic Tesla, a totally sustainable and eco-friendly vehicle in which you can save tons of CO2 emissions entering the atmosphere. At the conclusion of your day out, your friendly driver returns you back to your accommodation in Lisbon.

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What people are saying about Sintra

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 6 reviews

one ticket for 3 days, all lines - for the Metro, buses, trams - convenience for active visitors, additional discounts for museums and other facilities

Everything went GREAT - 72 hours is perfect - metro - bus, etc. everything is included if you want it. Admission included or usually with discounts

Smoothly arranged. Lisboa Card is definitely worth its money if you want to explore Lisbon and use public transport.

This map is very helpful and everything can be done without much thought. Train Bus Tram and various sights.

Perfect, we took 48 hours, that was the time it took to make it profitable